Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Google Ultra-High-Speed Broadband for Communities
Google is planning to build ultra-high speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the country. The search giant's plan is to invest a few billion dollars to provide a few lucky communities with a fiber-to-the-home broadband network offering speeds of one gigabit per second. This connection would be 2,000% faster than the fastest connection currently available to Baltimore residents!
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fully supports Baltimore’s bid for the high-speed service, seeing great potential to enhance economic development, education, and public safety. Students in Baltimore City Public Schools could benefit from high-speed Internet service to build on their progress—and bridge the digital divide in Baltimore. Our world-class medical institutions could see gains in lifesaving and life-enhancing medical technology and information sharing.
Google is asking local governments and residents to express their interest in the fiber optic trial, and to provide information about their community by completing a request for information by March 26, 2010.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Baltimore technology advocates have launched a website, BmoreFiber.com, which is documenting the extent of support for bringing the project to Baltimore. BmoreFiber.com needs the help of all Baltimore residents to attract Google’s investment in broadband fiber to Baltimore.
If you would like to see Google's ultra-high-speed broadband come to Baltimore, then go to the website, log in your location, and fill out a short questionnaire about your current Internet service. Community leaders are encouraged to submit a community response to the “Google Fiber for Communities” Request for Information. The responses on the BmoreFiber.com website will be submitted as part of the City’s application to Google, and this map will demonstrate the level of community support and the number of potential users.
A high-speed broadband network presents an outstanding opportunity for Baltimore. Across the city, community enthusiasm and support for Google's community broadband effort is growing.
Let's show Google that Baltimore is ready for ultra-fast broadband Internet service!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Ashland Commons/Park View, 1715 E. Eager Street at 4:00pm
Chapel Green Community Association, 1007 N. Washington Street at 4:30pm
Oliver Multi-Purpose Ctr., 1400 E. Federal Street at 4:00pm
Fort Worthington Community Center, 2701 E. Hoffman Street at Kenhill at 4:30pm
Eastern District Police Station, 1600 Edison Hwy. at 4:00pm
First Church of God, 4801 Sipple Ave. at 4:30pm
Please RSVP to Delegate Glenn’s Office at 410-841-3257 by March 4, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
In response to this call for action, the NorthEast Citizens Patrol in partnership with the Northeast Police District wants to organize a special Wednesday night Patrol on January 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM. We know this is short notice, but if you or a member of your community would like to assist the NECOP in becoming a part of this special city wide event, please respond to the Northeast District on Wednesday, January 13th at 7:30 PM for a special Patrol by the NECOP.